Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: May 27 - June 2
The CPSA conference dates within Congress are Tuesday, May 30 to Thursday, June 1.
Time: 01:00pm to 02:00pm | Location: HEI-201 (Heidelberg Centre)
Time: Cocktails available at 6:00 pm; Dinner from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm |
Location: Dim Sum King (421 Dundas Street West, Toronto)
Session: B7(c) - Plenary: Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Radical Right Populism in the West: Is Democracy Threatened? (see/voir F7)
Sponsor / Commanditaire: Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, Department of Political Science, McGill University
Joint Session / Séance conjointe: with/avec Political Behaviour/Sociology/Comportement politique/sociologie
Chair/Présidente: Dietlind Stolle (McGill University)
Participants & Authors/Auteurs:Sheri Berman (Barnard College)
This plenary brings together experts on populism, comparative democracy and democratic theory to look at the recent rise of populism in Europe and North America and examine some of the historical parallels as well as the consequences. Why do we see the rise of populism right now? Is this a completely new phenomenon or are their similarities to earlier occurrences? Given the current criticisms of the media, the established political parties, and the courts, are the fundamentals of democracy under threat? Can our democratic institutions stand up to the pressing challenges of our time?